June 16th, 2014

If You Have to Pick One Fruit to Eat Organic Make it This

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The One Fruit to Eat Organic: Apples Organic apples are a must. Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases a list of 12 fruits and vegetables called the “Dirty Dozen”. For over 10 years EWG has published this annual guide to help people eat healthy and reduce their exposure to pesticides in produce. The Dirty Dozen™ list of produce lists the top 12 conventional fruits and veggies with the most pesticides. It’s a helpful guide when deciding where to spend your hard earned dollars on organic food. EWG’s Dirty Dozen™ list of produce includes apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, sweet bell peppers, imported...

June 13th, 2014

On Father’s Day: Green Lessons Learned

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Father’s Day. A time for honoring fathers, celebrating fatherhood and recognizing the influence of fathers in our society. This Father’s Day I celebrate all the fathers in my life. Those here now and those no longer with us. Born in Queens, New York I was destined to be a city girl. When I was about 5 my family picked up and moved to Madison, Wisconsin. Just like that, this city girl was plopped in the country. I was not happy. And now I wouldn’t trade it for the world. One childhood memory stands out. When I was growing up in Madison we joined a...

June 12th, 2014

10 Summer Camp Essentials for All Ages

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Summer Camp is just around the corner for all three of my kids. They’re headed to an overnight camp far away from home. This will be the first year for my youngest. My boys will be joined by 7 cousins for four weeks of fun. We’re in the thick of packing and it looks like a bomb went off in our house. There are piles of clothing, sleeping bags, and underwear everywhere. Somehow everything will make its way into a duffel bag by the time we need to head out the door. Right? Here are a few must-haves for anyone...

June 10th, 2014

The AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga Trend-Taking a Closer Look

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AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga (also known as “Aerial Yoga”) is all the rage. No yoga mat required. All you need is a silk hammock hanging from the ceiling and a few Cirque de Soleil moves. I’ve been wanting to try it out for a while and this weekend I had the chance at  Raffa Yoga in Providence, Rhode Island. The ride was just an hour from Boston in my Toyota Highlander. Toyota was kind enough to let me test drive the car for the week. I was ready for a little R & R when I arrived at the yoga studio/spa. Looking into...

June 6th, 2014

Breaking Green News and Other Odds and Ends

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Breaking Green News Life is a bit crazy over here with work, year end school activities and packing up three boys for overnight camp. I know I’m not alone, we’re all feeling the crunch right about now. I wanted to leave you for the weekend with a few breaking green news stories worth a share. I’m always amazed by what can happen in a week. Some stories seem bigger than others, but all are steps in the right direction. Panera Bread to drop artificial ingredients from its menu Panera Bread says it will remove artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives from its...

June 5th, 2014

21 Day Whole Body Cleanse: Tips and Inspiration for Making it Work

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When I first heard the words “21 day cleanse” my automatic response was NO WAY. After a few weeks and much convincing I warmed up to the idea of a 3 week cleanse. Sounds kind of crazy, doesn’t it? For the past few years I’ve been doing a 5 day juice cleanse. It was quick and painful. The juice concoction was making me gag by the end of the 5 days. And drinking juice-no solid food-for 5 days wasn’t cutting it. I needed a change. Why cleanse I don’t cleanse to lose weight. I do it because it feels great.  Not only...

June 2nd, 2014

5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Wear Sunscreen

Groovy Green Livin 5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Wear Sunscreen

Getting my kids to wear sunscreen every day can become a tedious and frustrating task during the summer. I get it. It’s really not all that pleasant to rub a greasy lotion all over your body. But using sunscreen is a necessity. Every day. Here’s why sunscreen is needed daily: “Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital examined survey data from more than 100,000 nurses participating in the Harvard Nurses Health study and found that those who had at least five blistering sunburns when they were 15 to 20 years old had a 68 percent increased risk for common skin cancers like basal cell and...

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About Lori

I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I like to make noise and stir the pot especially when an issue hits home and effects the health of our families. Join me as I make some noise and share along the way tips for living a green and healthy life. Read more.

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